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MMIS 506 : Systems Analysis and Design

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Systems Analysis and Design
Systems analysis and design is the science and art of examining a problem and creating the most effective solution. It is a science in that quantitative analysis, strongly supported by theory and practice, can dictate correct and complete solutions that can be cost-effective. It is also an art, in that organizational culture, prerogatives, and perceptions about value and risk quite often play a major role in how systems design and implementation decisions are made. This course considers systems development methods and analysis and design techniques using a practical rather than technical approach. Learners engage in hands-on learning and work in teams to complete a real-world project using contemporary analysis and design methodologies and tools .Prerequisites: MMIS 501, MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

The proficiency in information systems analysis and design is critical to nearly every recent Information Technology profession, involving those professionals greatly needed by the market such as Systems Analysts, Systems Architects, Systems Designers and Software Engineers. This is why this course is a key course in many IT programs.The goal is to allow students to recognize that all business and organizational activities are first and foremost about information-based decision making. Students can then apply this insight, along with time-tested systems engineering principles and quality management approaches, to analyze organizational needs, synthesize requirements and guide the design, development and operational use of new or modified systems that fulfill those needs in business, government or other more general settings.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Define various systems analysis and design concepts and terminologies. Describe the system development life cycle model and various stages. Identify, select and manage an information systems project. Analyze organizational needs so as to identify key performance requirements. Synthesize a design, using appropriate information systems and knowledge management concepts that can meet defined requirements. Apply quality management principles in the systems engineering process. Be able to clearly represent the system analysis and design by means of basic diagrammatic modeling tools.

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ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Lela Halawi - 2/23/2015
Lela Halawi - 2/23/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/23/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Master of Science in Management Information Systems 1. Understand the role of information and knowledge in organizations, and how to apply information management and knowledge management principles and techniques to support the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives
2. Use the principles of quality management to implement continuous business process improvements that achieve information systems’ reliability and robustness in sustainable ways.
3. Understand and apply systems engineering principles to the requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and operational support of organizational information and knowledge management systems.
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes.
5. Lead and manage the various aspects of information and knowledge management, stewardship and governance within a variety of organizational and mission contexts.
Key: 350